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Kaleideum is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Museums for All program this summer. Building upon its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, Kaleideum will now extend program benefits to recipients of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina’s Link2Feed cardholders so they can visit Kaleideum at a reduced admission price of $3 per person.

Museums for All is a national access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 1,000 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card. Museums can also choose to expand the program, like Kaleideum has, by accepting other food assistance programs.

By partnering with local organizations and implementing innovative initiatives, Kaleideum seeks to eliminate financial barriers that prevent individuals and families from enjoying the museum. “We believe that education and access to cultural experiences should be available to everyone in our community, regardless of their economic circumstances,” said Elizabeth Dampier, Kaleideum Chief Executive Officer. “By expanding our Museums for All program to include WIC recipients and Link2Feed cardholders, we are taking another step toward breaking down barriers and creating an inclusive space for all individuals and families to explore, learn, and grow together.”

WIC is a federal assistance program that provides nutrition education, healthy food, and other support to low-income pregnant women, new mothers, and young children. Similarly, Second Harvest Food Bank’s Link2Feed cardholders are individuals and families who sometimes must turn to the Food Bank’s food assistance network.

“With the Link2Feed card, a person is able to visit any food assistance program in Second Harvest Food Bank’s 18-county service area,” said Nikki McCormick, Vice President, Partnerships and Impact, for Second Harvest Food Bank. “The system is designed to make the intake process easier by securely storing information that can be accessed by all the programs in Second Harvest’s network. We are excited to work with Kaleideum and provide additional benefits and exceptional learning opportunities for families receiving food assistance!”

To receive the reduced admission, individuals should present their EBT, WIC, or Link2Feed Card at Kaleideum’s Welcome Desk. To learn more about the Museums for All program and its expanded offerings, please visit https://museums4all.org/.